The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, announced it will host the MeeGo project, which represents a merging of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo projects into one Linux-based platform. MeeGo is expected to be deployed across many computing device types-including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
"MeeGo has been built from the ground up for rich, mobile devices and will deliver choice to consumers without lock-in," notes Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. "For developers, they will have the power of the Qt platform across a multitude of devices and architectures giving them an incredible opportunity to innovate and reach users."
MeeGo will be hosted by the Linux Foundation as a fully open source project, encouraging community contributions in line with the best practices of the open source development model. The Linux Foundation expects MeeGo to be adopted widely by device manufacturers, network operators, software vendors and developers across multiple device types, and for many organizations and developers to participate in the project. As an open source software platform, MeeGo is expect to help reduce market fragmentation and complexity, while helping to accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for new internet-based applications, services and user experiences.
The Linux Foundation's MeeGo project welcomes contributors and encourages developers and others to get involved at the site or find out more about joining the Linux Foundation here. Moblin and Maemo contributors are encouraged to participate here.
MeeGo and other Linux embedded issues will be discussed at the upcoming Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. More information on the meeting can be found here.